Friday, November 14, 2014

Thank You Cards Using Cricut Artfully Sent and Cricut Artiste Cartridges

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It has been a difficult year for me with my health issues.  I hope the rest of 2014 improves for me and for anyone else who is having severe pain.  It is difficult to deal with on a daily basis.  

I created these cards early in October; but haven't had time to post them.  I was playing with my Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge and found this butterfly swing card; which I fell in love with.  I love that you can mix and match using different double sided CTMH papers to create this card.  I tried the envelopes; as well.  I was pleasantly surprised that they cut so easily and glued together so well.  

I played around and was finally able to figure out how to write words on the dies using the Cricut Explore.  The Thanks on card Two is written using the Cricut Explore. This was my first time trying out the writing feature on something I created myself.   I had to call Cricut to help me; but I finally figured it out with their help.  Cricut Explore is such an awesome machine!  I am so happy I decided to buy it.  

I find it easier to use codes with the Cricut Explore.  Click on the picture on my sidebar; titled Cricut Explore Design Codes; right below the dragonfly picture; which is below all the followers information.  Narelle created these codes; so we could find the images more easily.  Thanks Narelle.  These codes make creating with your Cricut Explore and CTMH Cricut Cartridges so much easier.  Just click on Add Images, All Images, Type in the code using the number sign as well, click enter.  You must own these cartridges before the codes will work. CTMH Cricut cartridges are not part of the Design Space program.  

All three cards were created with the CTMH Brushed Paper Pack.  It has a variety of colors to choose from on this pack of paper.  I created an envelope for all three cards; but then used one of them to send my mother her card.

Card One

The inside pink color is the same as this one below; but picture took differently.

Envelope with inside to match card

Card Two

Inside Card Two

Card Three

Inside Card Three

Envelope to Match

Supplies used to create this card:

Card Base - Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge pg. 14 or #M13157D Cricut Explore
Envelope - Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge pg. 40 or #MEDBB2 Cricut Explore
Sentiment base inside - Cricut Artiste Cartridge, pg. 71 or #M39550 Cricut Explore

Paper - CTMH Brushed 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Hollyhock, Pixie
Thanks Sentiment - CTMH Ms Gardener D1344 (retired)
Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy
Card Two - Thanks - Written with ink on Cricut Explore.
Bling - Card One and Three - CTMH Flamingo Dots Z1934
Bling - Card Two - Recollections

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Crafty Little Fairies - Not A Square (2 of 3) (Thursday)
In The Pink - KISS (1 of 3)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bright Colors (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - CAS (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Thankful For (1 of 3)
Quick Quotes - Gratitude (1 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank you (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)

That Craft Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Stars (No limit) (Monday)

Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes/Stitching (3 of 3)

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

Stamps & Fun = Creativity - CAS (No limit)

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)

The Pink Elephant - CAS (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Tuesday)

Digi Choosday Challenge - CAS (1 of 2)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Cool Colors (No limit)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting By Designs - Give Thanks (1 of 5) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Celebration (1 of 3)
DoubleClick Skittles - Thank You (1 of 1)
Hambo Hoedown - Thank You (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Thankful (1 of 3)


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Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Gorgeous projects, they make me miss summer. Love the bright colours. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the matching envelopes! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  3. What a wonderful pair of cards - love the detail of the matching envelopes.

  4. I love you cards! They are so bright and cheery and the fun fold is really cool. Thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    DT Member TTCRD

  5. Beautiful cards, love how you have made the envelopes to match.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  6. very lovely cards. I love the butterfly die cuts.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  7. Beautiful set of thank you cards, Gloria! What a wonderful flip it design and great color choices. Thanks for joining us for Simply Create Too Challenge #74.

  8. Back again, different DT hat - always nice to get a second look at cards. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  9. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,

  10. What a beautiful card! I just love this project you have done. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge. Good Luck!
    Eleonora SSS DT

  11. Fabulous cards Gloria! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s THANK’ful’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  12. Beautiful cards Gloria! Love the gorgeous butterfly with that great paper. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge.

  13. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

  14. This is lovely card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  15. Sorry to hear you are suffering pain. I know how draining that is for you. I found crafting was my saviour. Gorgeous cards and I love butterflies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  16. Great cards and envelopes - love the butterflies & colours. Thank you for joining us over at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Kati DT 

  17. This is beautiful..Lovely make. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday.

    Caz xx DC DT

    Digi Choosday DT
    My Blog

  18. Very pretty paper and I love your envelopes. Thanks for joining us this week at In the Pink!

  19. Gloria this is so beautiful
    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  20. I really like the envelope liners. A great way to make the cards match up!

  21. Hey Gloria! I love the brightness of your cards. They would make me smile if I received one. I love the matching envelope. Thank you so much for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

  22. What a pretty set of cards. Lots of prettycolors...Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

  23. Lovely trio of cards. Great papers. Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Nance, DT

  24. Such beautiful cards.So bright and cheerful.The matching envelopes area lovely touch.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  25. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

  26. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  27. Very pretty Gloria...beautiful colours and love matching envelopes..
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Crafty Little Fairies

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  28. Gorgeous cards, lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining our challenge this time at Digi Choosday.
    x~KateE~x DC DT

  29. Beautiful cards. Thank you for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Thank-ful" challenge.

  30. Gloria, all of these cards are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week for our "I'm Thankful For.. challenge."
    Karal DT

  31. so beautiful! I love the set of cards you made. Especially love the envelope inserts. Thankyou for joining us at Brown Sugar challenges Lynda DT

  32. Gorgeous creations TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  33. Thanks for joining in with us this time at the Polkadoodles challenge.
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  34. Cute cards! Love that you made matching envelopes! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

  35. What a gorgeous project, I love it, thank you so much for join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog. Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT


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